December 30, 2011

DIY Recycled Coffee Can

When I bought the Trader Joe's coffee below I instantly loved that it came in an old fashion can vs. today's standard plastic stand-up bags.  I decided to cover it with some scrapbook paper and use it to hold my hair straightener and curly iron but you could use it to hold office supplies, package up baked goods for a gift, store small kids toys, etc.  Here's a run down of what you'll need to make your own:

1.  Gather your supplies.  You'll need scissors or an Xacto knife, a pencil, glue gun and whatever patterned paper (or fabric) you want to cover your coffee tin in.  

2.  Lay you coffee can over your paper and make pencil marks where the paper needs to be trimmed. 

3.  Line the edges of the paper with hot glue, then place over the coffee can, holding down for 30 until the glue sets.

4.  Voila!  Stuff with whatever goodies you want and you're done!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! So creative. Where is the colorful fabric though?

E said...

No colorful fabric...I just used paper but you could cover it in pretty much anything...